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EMC expanded its VNX SMB storage array family with a new entry-level model and new software capabilities.
New to the family is the VNXe3150, the first in the family to support new Intel quad-core processors for a 50-percent increase in performance, said Eric Herzog, EMC's senior vice president of product management and product marketing. It also supports up to 100 3-TB near-line SAS hard drives, as well as SSDs for performance, Herzog said.
The VNXe3150, with 10-Gbit Ethernet connectivity for use with NAS and iSCSI storage, is expected to ship in the second half of the year with a starting list price of under $9,300.
When it ships, the VNXe3150 is expected to be the base of a new member of EMC's VSPEX series of reference architectures, as well as the base of a new Vblock from VCE.
EMC also enhanced its Isilon scale-out NAS product family with a new version of its Isilon OneFS operating system and the addition of a new Isilon performance.
The new OneFS operating system, codenamed "Mavericks," brings together big data functionality with such enterprise IT capabilities as security, data protection, interoperability and predictable performance, said Sujal Patel, president of EMC's Isilon Storage division.
Security in OneFS was enhanced with new role-based administration for managing security depending on the user, Patel said. It also now features secure isolation under which a file system can be segmented into domains to support enterprise security requirements, he said.
New snapshot restore capabilities now make it easier for Isilon users to roll back storage to recover after a virus, Patel said. The operating system also includes 1-click failover and failback with full snapshot integration to improve the Isilon appliances' recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO), he said.
The new OneFS operating system also scales NAS performance to up to 1.6 million I/Os per second. OneFS also features improved VMware integration, and now includes a REST-based API for integrating into third-party management applications, Patel said.
On the hardware side, EMC's newest member of its Isilon scale-out NAS appliance, the X400, fits in between the company's current entry-level and high-end appliances with scalability of up to 15 petabytes in a single volume and throughput of up to 106 GBs per second, he said.
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